Chiropractic care is an alternative and holistic type healthcare that focuses on the mechanics of the body in a conservative way. The structures this includes are muscles, nerves, and joints/bones, and is referred to as the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic treatment can be a great place to start for pain involving any of these areas without being invasive. Are you considering surgery for an injury or condition? If appropriate for your circumstance, a trial of chiropractic care can be an appropriate avenue. Consider booking a free consultation to discuss your questions and concerns.
Chiropractic care is cost effective! Consider the usual course of treatment that many are prescribed: pain medications, muscle relaxers, exploratory surgery, or surgery + rehabilitation. When a person fails to respond to the aforementioned treatments, it usually escalates to some sort of surgery or higher strength medication. Surgery is not bad and is sometimes necessary and more appropriate for a person. But a majority of people have a condition that can be better addressed by treating the musculoskeletal system with chiropractic care. The cost of surgery and the rehabilitation that follows is usually several thousand dollars. Chiropractic care can give great positive results with the average treatment plan lasting between 6-12 visits, sometimes faster for a fraction of the cost and is noninvasive.
Benefits of chiropractic treatment is reducing pain, faster recovery from injury, better ranges of motion (moving easier), improving your quality of life, and much more.
You've decided chiropractic care sounds like the ideal treatment for you. After booking your appointment, you'll receive an email to set up an account with our electronic health records. From that account you can fill out the requested paperwork, which contains the health history questionnaire, set aside about 20 minutes to fill this out. Filling out the information ahead of time will maximize the amount of time you spend with the doctor. This history will be reviewed during the first appointment with you and can allow you to add information you may have forgotten or that you wish to amend.
After taking the history, we'll perform an examination. Examinations consist of checking your ranges of motion, determining if you can perform certain movements (movement screening), special tests to rule-in or out a suspected diagnosis, and local examination of the areas involved in the complaint. At this point, we will have a diagnosis and can proceed to treatment if the you don't require any additional testing before treatment. Examples where a patient would not be treated in the same day would be those suspected to have an unknown fracture or infection, which would need imaging before treatment and may need to be referred to a more appropriate healthcare professional altogether. This is in the patient's best interest.
A routine office visit is for receiving more treatments that are prescribed in your plan. These visits are shorter in duration and involve checking in on the progression of your treatment, treating the areas involved, and allows you to get any clarification you need. Depending on the progress of improvement, the doctor may make modifications, suggest beneficial lifestyle changes, or temporary activity restrictions.